Salt, Pepper and a Dollop of Cream

One Woman's Journey through Her Cookbooks

A Winter Coleslaw

If there’s one thing I love it’s mayonnaise! I could eat it by the truckload. Not on its own mind you but over eggs, fish, potatoes…  I love the creamy … Continue reading

February 4, 2015 · 4 Comments

Cookbook Review: VENEZIA by Tessa Kiros

It’s funny how life seems to take a few twisty turns that scuppers your best of intentions and that certainly has happened to me with my blog!  It’s been quite … Continue reading

February 20, 2014 · 3 Comments

Review: A Year at Avoca, a Cookbook + Lebanese Couscous Salad with Pomegranate and Mint!

It’s just over a week since we spent a lovely evening with friends here at home.  As you know, I love a gathering – sharing stories, sharing food, making memories. … Continue reading

December 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

Roasted Root Veg and Chili Soup {with tips for the best Roast Chicken ever!!!}

There’s one thing I like and that’s lazy Sundays of doing absolutely nothing other than going for a walk, drinking coffee and reading the newspapers. This Sunday found me with … Continue reading

February 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

Review: Ripailles by Stéphane Reynaud {plus a Smoked Salmon Omelette}

Yesterday I took delivery of some new cookbooks! Like a child, I spent the day pouring through them instead of ironing.  No contest there!  One of them is Ripailles by … Continue reading

February 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

Claire Macdonald’s Upside-Down Pear and Walnut Gingerbread Pudding – A Review

For me Winter means soups, stews, casseroles and warm puddings. Even though we’re just about to head into the first days of Spring, it still feels like Winter out there … Continue reading

January 30, 2013 · 2 Comments

Scandinavian Christmas by Trine Hahnemann – Yes Please!!

I’m finding myself drawn to all things Scandinavian as the festive season approaches, whether it was because hubbie had lived in Sweden for a few years or the fact that … Continue reading

November 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

An Easy Tomato Bread packed with Goodness

I have a great love of tomato bread and my local boulangerie offers a fine tomato and fennel seed loaf which is divine. But today, I fancied making my own. … Continue reading

October 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Coddled with Colcannon…

There’s something about this time of the year that brings back lovely memories of childhood.  I remember my mother putting herb dumplings onto a casserole in her fancy yellow Belling … Continue reading

October 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Richard Bertinet’s Tarte Aux Fruits

Surprisingly, I really fancy something sweet! So, this weekend I’m planning on making Italian biscuits and an apricot tart from Richard Bertinet’s book, Pastry {Ebury Press}.  It’s a glorious book … Continue reading

October 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

The cookbook that’s going to the grave with me!

Well, I’ve gone and done it again. I headed yesterday to TK Maxx to get some dishes as its a great spot for picking up unusual stuff. I need to … Continue reading

September 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

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